Country House Living: Celebrating the Beauty of Life at Home (Hardcover)

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Following her success with Nora Murphy’s Country House Style, Murphy celebrates a selection of homes and their homeowners, each exemplifying a different style.

For Nora Murphy, a country house isn’t so much a place as it is a state of mind. A country house is warm, welcoming—at once down to earth, yet elegant. A country house has genuine character, tells a story, and is truly, wonderfully lived in. Here Murphy explores the tenets of country house style, as illustrated by her own “new” country house, and the many other striking homes she has curated for the book. Each one of these homeowners has embraced country house style—but each implements it in their own unique way. There is a pastoral 1732 center-chimney colonial in Connecticut nestled in spectacular gardens, a cozy cottage on the coast of Maine rich with local details, and an 1840s Greek Revival in the Hudson Valley filled with romantic Victorian ephemera. Common threads weave through the stories: the thrill of the antiques hunt, the role of history, and the priority of comfort.

Filled with practical ways to celebrate American country style, beautifully designed with a ribbon bookmark, and written in the author’s warm and effusive voice, this book will inspire readers to create a country house lifestyle wherever they live.

About the Author


Nora Murphy’s lifestyle brand Nora Murphy Country House celebrates decorating, gardening, and entertaining, and is home to an award-winning blog; online magazine; the e-commerce site, Hunt Club; and the brick-and-mortar store, The Little Shop. Previously, Murphy was Executive Vice President of Style and Advertising at Ethan Allen. She is the author of Nora Murphy’s Country House Style.

Praise For…


"We love watching decorating shows and dreaming about upgrading rooms in our homes, but in reality these projects can be pricey and time-consuming. To the rescue: interior designer Nora Murphy’s new tip-filled book, which offers simple ways to add warm, welcoming touches to your home in her signature style. With gorgeous photos from homes she’s decorated and easy tips — like mixing new and vintage pieces and letting your location inspire you — Murphy helps readers create a cozy, affordable haven. " — Woman's World

"Country House Living is a captivating journey into the timeless charm and elegance of rural living...a delightful ode to the simple pleasures and refined comforts found in the heart of rural retreats, inspiring readers to create their sanctuary amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life." — MY DESIGN CHIC 

"If you admire American country style, you’ll be in heaven as you are treated to hundreds of design details and oodles of examples of how to live with and celebrate Americana." — HELLO LOVELY STUDIO

"Nora Murphy is the author of an award-winning blog, an online design magazine, and the book Nora Murphy’s Country House Style. Her follow-up, Country House Living: Celebrating the Beauty of Life at Home, explores the ways in which different homeowners embrace the historic charm of country style." — AT HOME IN ARKANSAS


Product Details
ISBN: 9780847899791
ISBN-10: 0847899799
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English